Delayed men’s downhill start time

The high-octane men’s downhill competition leads downhill skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics and will have live updates as the action unfolds.

43 of the world’s fastest skiers are ready to tackle “The Rock” downhill course with Olympic gold on the line. The two-mile-long, half-mile-high course built specifically for the Olympic Games 2022 is gearing up to potentially host the fastest downhill race in Olympic history. Each athlete will get one attempt down the mountain in order to set the best time.

Among those expected to be in contention for gold are a pair of double Olympic medalist Swiss skiers Defeat Feuzwith the 24-year-old rising star Marco Odermatt. The dominating favourite, however, is Norway’s top-ranked downhill specialist Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. Kilde, whose girlfriend is an American superstar Mikaela Shiffrinrecorded the best time of the three official practice sessions at 1:43.72 (the third practice was canceled after just three skiers due to dangerous wind conditions).

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Three Americans, Bryce Bennet, Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Travis Ganon, all enter as dark horse podium hopefuls. Of the three, Bennett is arguably the most intriguing. The 6-foot-7 Californian earned the first downhill World Cup victory by an American in five years in December when he clocked the fastest time in Val Gardena, Italy.

Coverage of the men’s downhill was scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET, although the start time was delayed by at least an hour due to dangerous wind conditions. Follow with the LIVE BLOG below for further updates.

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10:01 p.m. ET – Deadline extended to midnight ET at the earliest

Dangerous wind conditions continue to persist on the Rock course. Race officials have decided to further delay the start time for the men’s downhill to 1 p.m. local time, midnight ET. “The next hour is going to be very important,” referee Markus Waldner told the athletes. Another assessment will be made in an hour.

9:15 p.m. ET – Delayed men’s downhill start time

High winds in the area delayed the start time of the event until 11 p.m. ET at the earliest, race officials said.

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9:00 p.m. ET – Start list released

The men’s downhill start list can be found HERE. Team USA’s Bryce Bennett will lead the way with the #1 bib.

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